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Euel Akins (#47226450)
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Entered on active duty 8 June 44, at Fort McPherson, Ga. Served basic training at Camp Blanding, Fla., and then was assigned to Fort Meade, Md., for movement to Naples Italy, and overseas combat infantry duty. Private Akins was assigned to 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Tenth Mountain Division. He participated as a heavy machine gunner in major battles of Apennines Mountains and Po Valley, Italy.

With the ending of hostilities in Europe, his unit was designated to return to Camp Carson, CO., for refitting and reassignment to The Pacific Theater of Operations.

The 87th arrived back in the United States 11 Aug 19 45 and was enroute to Camp Carson, CO., when V-J Day was announced. Having acquired sufficient service points for discharge, PFC Akins received an honorable discharge from military service at Camp Carson, CO., on 22 Oct 1945.

Received Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster for "meritorious achievement in ground combat against the armed enemy during World War II in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations". Akins was also awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, World War II Victory Medal, EAME Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, and Good Conduct Medal.

Entered Georgia National Guard, 230th Field Artillery Bn., and served 1948-1951. Was commissioned Second Lieutenant Artillery and served as Forward Observer. Second Lt. Euel Akins received honorable discharge in 1951.

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